Exactly one year ago, as the world's best tennis players faced each other in London at the season-ending finale, Rafael Nadal couldn't even practice.
Novak Djokovic lost his top ranking to the resurgent Rafael Nadal, but lost no time in gaining some consolation with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over the Spaniard to claim the China Open on Sunday for the fourth time in five years.
Ready or not, here comes the irrepressible Rafael Nadal. And no, it's not on the comfort of clay.
Who thought Wimbledon would decimate the way it did? It was ugly, but it left us with plenty to talk about.
With an unexpected shot at greatness at Wimbledon, some of the underdogs bowed to the pressure of having a shot at a Grand Slam title, Howard Bryant writes.
After playing the match of his life, Sergiy Stakhovsky could not recapture the fire.
Men's tennis may be going through a changing of the guard, and in that process, Novak Djokovic is standing taller than the rest of the field, Howard Bryant writes.
Marion Bartoli is no cookie-cutter player. She proved that in a dominant semifinal performance.
There's no easy way to say this: The days of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal dominating are over.
Everything we thought we knew about the dynamics of the game was wiped away at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Now what?
It was already one of the most grisly days in Grand Slam history -- and then Roger Federer lost.
It was a day of devastating attrition as players pulled out of Wimbledon in record fashion.
Seven players were knocked out of Wimbledon on Wednesday by withdrawals or mid-match retirements, believed to be the most in one day at a Grand Slam tournament in the 45-year Open era
The way things are lining up, you might want to go all in on Novak Djokovic.
Who better to take advantage of the hole Rafael Nadal left than John Isner?
Considering Rafael Nadal lost early in Wimbledon last year and missed seven months, we can't help but wonder what's next this time.